This is a very, very difficult blog post today, it's been a tough few days since we found out that Leslie, the creator of Shopping Our Stash passed on Christmas Day. Although I have only known her on-line since she accepted my resume in December 2013, I feel like I have known her forever. The challenges she came up with were fabulous and sometimes took me way out of my comfort zone. Leslie was a fabulous cardmaker, queen of CAS cards, I was in awe of them as I'm not particularly good at them. Please read some of the rest of the design team favourite cards as they will give you more insight into Leslie. The card I selected for my favourite is one she made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper challenge blog (she played often) in August for the Image only challenge. You can see the blog post HERE
Leslie will be missed by so many friends whether they are on line or in real life.
It's a two week challenge and I made a second card for the challenge. I really need to work on some "Winter" cards as I want to send a few to our DT members, if that doesn't work I'll just send Valentines. Since we are still working with something you have in your stash that you keep looking at and it's too pretty to use. Last week it was a flourish and it wasn't as hard to use as I thought, well this week I used a glitter frame, I bought them at Home Sense so long ago I can't remember when, I would look at them and put them back in the drawer but today there is one less to put back.
This is my new favourite snowman and he is coloured with spica glitter pens and fussy cut, then layered it on a scrap of fancy paper, added a couple of snowflakes then the frame.
Close up of the image.
Here are some of the glitter frames I have been hoarding.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you will join Shopping Our Stash in the new year for more fun challenges.
It's Boxing Day and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas (for those who celebrate) All the hub-bub is done, everyone is sitting around today moaning on how much they ate for dinner last night, or if you are my Hubby, he is munching on the chocolate he found in his stocking. The Sisterhood is having a nice break for the holidays and will be back with a NEW challenge on January 9, 2016. Here is my second card for the challenge.
Wow three more days of shopping time left, I hope you are ready!!! I think I am!!! A few odds and ends to pick up on "senior's day" at the Bulk Barn. The challenge at Shopping Our Stash is My Precious, you know that one item you keep picking up and putting away because you love it and don't want to part with it. Well mine was a green rhinestone flourish I bought at Michaels Art store three, four maybe more years ago from the $1.50 bin and I pick it up and put it back, well I bit the bullet and used it for this challenge.
I saw a sketch I liked and thought hmm might be a good one for this challenge, unfortunately what I didn't read was it was the winner's for the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. The image was already coloured and cut, the only non scrap was the patterned paper.
I did cut the flourish in three pieces with a few rhinestones left over.
Of course I used a House Mouse image and the second bit of the flourish.
Finished Inside and the third bit of the flourish.
Theme: A year to remember-post your favourite card from this year ****you are not required to make a card for this challenge, just load up your 'past' favourite card. I want us all to spend time with our loves ones***** I couldn't decide on a favourite card so I picked a favourite sponsor....Lacy Sunshine and I had a super cute image already printed which gave me some extra time to shop. Clear it Out Tuesdayis having a end of the year "BASH"three sponsors so don't forget to go check them out. Lacy Sunshine, Bugaboo Designs and Digital Paper Craft.The challenge will last three weeks so we can all spend time with our families over the holidays.
I don't know about you I'm really saturated with Christmas even though I need to make a couple more for gifts I have. Next year I hope to be much better organized and not making Christmas the week of the holiday. It was so nice to dig out my pinks and make a Valentine card,
Not sure on how long this image has been in my "image" pile but isn't she adorable.
Not sure of the sentiment I will use on the inside it just might be a Happy Valentine one.
Shopping our Stash is having a "let it snow" challenge which means use anything pertaining to snow, snowflakes, snowmen snow woman, winter scenes with snow. Here where I am in Canada we don't have any snow yet, this is unreal the temperatures are between 10 and 14 celcius but very damp. I finally have my tree up and it's ready for the decorations and I'm not sure when that will happen. Well on with my "snow card"
I have had this retired set from Stampin'up for maybe a couple of years, it has never seen ink until now, there is this tall skinny snowman and a short chubby one, Well the tall skinny one was perfect for this center step card. almost everything on this card is a scrap from the scrap box.
used my spica glitter pens to colour the image
This is the finished inside or should I say back of the center step card.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the SOS blogcheck out the rules and see the great cards the rest of the design team have made.
I found a piece of patterned paper that just begged to be used and I remembered the current sketch at The Crooked Stamperand it was perfect to showcase the lovely paper. Since this is a very quick post I will get on with the picture.
This is a very easy, quick card. I stamped the sentiment in red versafine and clear embossed then layered it on a scrap of scalloped gold foil paper, then added 4 rhinestones.
Another week and another notice there is still time to play with Sketch #216,at Freshly made Sketches. I had this sweet snow-woman coloured on my table along with the scrap of patterned paper, not only that I had the base and the snowflake layer in my ufo box even the border punch was a scrap on the table.. I quickly put them all together and this is what I cam up with.
The stamp is one of four from Sunshine designs, the Merry Christmas EH! is from High Hopes
The perfect sentiment for the inside for the person that is the recipient of it.
This is the last challenge for the Sisterhoodfir 2015, the first challenge of 2016 will be January 5th. We want to see those Christmas cards so the challenge is X is for X-mas. I am still frantically making Christmas cards, although I don't mail out a lot. So here is my latest card.
Oh dear, I am sooooooo late with my post today for Clear it Out Tuesday, I have no idea where my brain was last night when I forgot to type up my post, 'note to self ~ do the blog when I finish the card"
Clear it Out Tuesday has an easy challenge for you this fortnight Theme Anything goes and the Stash item is Anything goes so you can Clear Out some serious stash. Two sponsors for this challenge DeeDee`s digisand Dr. Digi.
My adorable image is from DeeDee`s Digis, as you know I love cats but only have one she is 18 and has been an only `child` too long to introduce a rival. Now I am not fond of greens but this little feline wanted to be layered on it. Now the two (all I could find) metal dots are my stash item. The little tree is coloured with a spica glitter pen and covered with crystal effects.
Close up of the ornament
Finished the inside with a scrap of patterned paper with my paw print border punch.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving last week and some of the design team had a relaxing time. So not sure but we are having some great challenges at Shopping Our Stash, I loved the No Stamping challenge and now we get to use a UFO ~~ un-finished object. Well going back a few weeks I made a card and just before I put the image on it a light bulb went on, my card was to be WHITE, so quickly made the "white" card so there was a full base, patterned paper and a sketch from The Crooked Stamper so I put it in the "UFO" box. The sketch challenge #10 is now over but I liked the sketch and it worked perfect for the sentiment I used for the focal point. So before you go digging for your UFOs, head to the challenge blog check out rules and see what UFOs the rest of the design team have made.
I love the sentiment it's perfect for the front or the inside of a card.
Close up of the sentimen
Since I put the sentiment on the front I thought this was perfect for the inside.
Thanks for checking my blog today and have a fabulous crafty week.
Oh my gosh it is December 1st, wow where did November go, 24 more days to the big day!!!
I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Shopping Our Stash let the U.S. half of the Design team have a week off to enjoy the holiday without stress of crafting. Since our Thanksgiving in Canada has been celebrated over a month ago I offered to make a card for the challenge. I'm getting the hang of just using die cuts for a card although the little fir tree was MIA for a day or two, I found it attached to the magnetic plate under the cutting plate on my big shot and the Merry Christmas was there too. So here is what I made for Challenge #229 No Stamping.
Had an update from Freshly Made Sketches saying there was still time to play so I got busy with a super cute snowman that was already sitting on my table begging to be used. I had already saved the image of the sketch as I had planned to join but as usual other things took priority. I was planning out a card and picked the patterned paper but when I saw the snowman I decided to use it
This cute snowman is one of a set of 4 from Sunshine Designs, the sentiment on the banner masked and inked and stamped a few times before it worked.
His scarf and mitts were coloured with a spica glitter pen.
Finished inside of the card using up a few more scraps
We are rockin' this challenge and hope you do too!!! Head over to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog and check out what the rest of the team have created for the challenge. This was a no-brainer for me I knew I would use my Dolly MamaChristmas stamp, it is a slightly larger stamp and made it 4 1/4 X 6 inches, most of the dolly mama stamps I have are fairly tall, it does limit the lay-out of the card but I used the sketch at Catch The Bug, Stella says Sketch. So here it is!!!
I added a few black rhinestones
Close up of the sentiment
I finished the inside with a simple Merry Christmas die cut (hiding on my desk) and a fir tree that was also kicking around on my desk, wow two scraps less on my desk.
Wow what a great challenge!!! Shopping our Stash's challenge is No Stamping (use just paper, die-cuts, stickers, rub-ons, etc) **TWO WEEK CHALLENGE! This challenge gave me the push I needed to get out those dies that have been sitting in a drawer gathering dust. I really love to colour and even though I bought these dies I just never got around to using them and there are more coming too. Here is what I did for the challenge.
I think the sleigh and deer dies are three years old, never used, but the tree and sentiment are fairly new. The patterned paper and "snow" paper are from the scrap box.
here is a closer look at the sleigh and deer
I added some stickles to the ripped edge of the snow.
Thanks for stopping by today and remember that this challenge is two weeks to give our U.S. design team members time for Thanksgiving, do come back next Tuesday for a reminder post and more inspiration.
It's challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesdaythe theme is Holiday!! and the holiday is Christmas the stash item is Glitter. Those two things really go together, The sponsors for the challenge are Bugaboo Stamps and Digital Paper Craft. I am in full swing making Christmas cards so I was happy to make one. I chose some totally cute penguins from Bugaboo Stampsand here it is......
I used the sketch from Stella says Sketch at Catch the Bug challenge Blog.
Here is a close up of the super cute penguins, I coloured them with copics but the hats, scarves and mittens were coloured with spica glitter pens, although you can't see it they are quite sparkly.
Thursday November 26th will be the U.S. Thanksgiving and Shopping Our Stash would like you to make a project to say Thanks or to make a Thanksgiving card/project. Since I am Canadian and our Thanksgiving was in October I made a "thank you" card. The stamp I used is from CardArt Flower Thank You from Hero Arts. I'm not even sure it has seen ink before today but it sure made a quick card, or would have except I did some fussy cutting lol.
I layered the image on black then on pink, the flower was stamped, coloured and fussy cut.
I used Brilliance coral ink for part of the image, and added a few pink rhinestones
I left the inside blank as I will write a personal note.
Thanks for visiting today and for my U.S. visitors have a wonderful Thanksgiving.